Burgs Foods: prep & pitch to get into Accelerator

In 2017 Burgs Foods were global finalists in ClimateLaunchpad. They produce healthy and tasty food products based on insects. Their first product is the Burgs Burger, a cricket based burger. Watch them prep & pitch for a spot in Climate-KIC Accelerator:   Find out more about Burgs Foods start-up. Do you also vlog about your… Read more »

The fun and rocky road from idea to business success

An interview with Paris Thomas – ClimateLaunchpad Trainer “Being a ClimateLaunchpad trainer is an amazing job. I get to meet and work with so many smart, motivated and energetic people. It’s sheer joy. Our participants are a brave lot, during the competition I see them go through highs and lows, conquer stuff they never had… Read more »

Yes, we’re back. Applications 2018 now open in 35 countries

Calling all green business ideas Let the games begin. We just kicked off the 2018 edition of our global green business ideas competition. We’re now open for applications in 35 countries. Last year’s record amount of 1,000 green ideas nicely sets the bar for this year. Do you have a green idea that deserves business… Read more »

Press release: Largest Global Green Business Ideas Competition kicks off 2018 edition

Amsterdam, January 29th, 2018 – ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s leading green business ideas competition. It is set up to help aspiring entrepreneurs grow their green ideas into global businesses. The competition is now open for applications. ClimateLaunchpad welcomes innovations in renewable energy, energy efficiency, food and agriculture, water, transportation, industrial technology or any other way to… Read more »

2017: 1,000 ideas = 1,000 trees. Happy holidays to y’all.

We hope your 2017 was as good & green as ours. A few of our highlights: we went global, the awesome amount of 1,000 ideas entered our competition, and we had 105 ass–kicking finalists rocking our Global Grand Final. To end the year in that same green & festive spirit, we decided to plant a… Read more »

Business success after losing a start-up competition

You think you lost? Think again.  Imagine working your behind off during a start-up or business ideas competition. Long hours, little sleep, dazzling to-do lists, tons of brutally honest feedback and at times that fuzzy feeling of being somewhat overwhelmed. That’s what joining a competition like ClimateLaunchpad can be like, especially with the intense Boot… Read more »

The energy saving reporting platform.

After participating in ClimateLaunchpad, Positive Energy enrolled in an accelerator programme in Berlin. Since then, things have been moving at high speed for the Turkey based start-up.

Global Grand Final in Cyprus: we had a blast. Meet the 2017 winners.

Our Global Grand Final in sunny Cyprus in October was a blast. Tickets were sold out, there were 105 finalists from 35 countries competing, we saw top speakers, had cocktails on the beach and enjoyed a bloody fantastic vibe. Many, many thanks to Chrysalis Leap – our Cypriot partner – for their ultra smooth hosting of our… Read more »

Global Grand Final 2017. And the winners are…

ClimateLaunchpad presents the next generation of cleantech entrepreneurs ready to fix climate change. Limassol, 19 October 2017 – Start-up Bio Alkanol Gel from Kenya won ClimateLaunchpad’s fourth edition. Their business idea is based on their technology to obtain liquid fuel from waste materials. Second prize goes to MeduSOIL from Switzerland; they developed microbe cement. Vienna… Read more »

Press release: World’s largest green start-up competition announces Global Grand Final winners 2017

Limassol, 19 October 2017 – Start-up Bio Alkanol Gel from Kenya won ClimateLaunchpad’s fourth edition. Their business idea is based on their technology to obtain liquid fuel from waste materials. Second prize goes to MeduSOIL from Switzerland; they developed microbe cement. Vienna Textile Lab from Austria came in third with their scalable process to colour… Read more »

Day 1 at the Global Grand Final

“It’s gonna be big, get ready for scale and it’s not going to end tomorrow”, keynote speaker Danny Kennedy on fixing climate change Sunny and vibrant Cyprus today set the perfect stage for our Global Grand Final with the historic location provided by Carob Mills in the middle of Limassol the best possible spot. In… Read more »

Sharpen your mind

Just a quick note to let you know we’ve finalized the program for our Grand Final in October in Cyprus and that tickets are going fast: make sure to secure yours.  How about the President of Cyprus joining us for the awards ceremony, and the CEO of Climate-KIC, Kirsten Dunlop, as the chair of the Grand… Read more »

Press Release: Smart energy start-up Sympower raises €1M

ClimateLaunchpad 2015 finalist ready for further international scale-up September 25th, 2017 – Former ClimateLaunchpad Finalist Sympower raised €1M from Enfuro Ventures and Angel Investors. Smart energy start-up Sympower offers a cloud-based aggregation platform that provides cost-effective reserve services to the electricity grid. The raised capital will fund its global scale-up. Reducing CO2 emissions Balancing the… Read more »

7 easy steps to perfect your pitch

And why that won’t save you by Frans Nauta, founder ClimateLaunchpad In my opinion pitch technique is kind of hyped-up. I’ve seen people give terrible –terrible – pitches, seen them make every mistake in the book. But they did it in front of customers that had real problems, a real pain. And you believe me:… Read more »

Brill Power’s breakthrough batteries

2015 Finalist Brill Power (formerly known as ionQube) is going strong. During the competition they scored high points with our jury because of their innovative energy storage technology for batteries.

Don’t Be Square. Join Us In Cyprus.

Our climate-fixing season is coming along nicely. With applications in Australia still coming in, we’re already at a record high with 907 business ideas entered. Will we make it to the glorious 1,000? It’s gonna be tight, but we’re counting on our Aussie friends to bring it home. #CLP1000 With National Finals happening all over… Read more »

This is what happened to Elena Yaneva after joining ClimateLaunchpad. “Boot Camp is the place where actual magic happens.”

2017 Austrian National Finals winner Elena Yaneva talked to us about what happened since she discovered ClimateLaunchpad. Here’s what she had to say. Having an idea is the only requirement “Ricarda Schmidt from [sic!] Students’ Innovation Centre, the official organizers of ClimateLaunchpad in Austria, handed me this flyer. In big letters it said: ‘Got a… Read more »

Saving the planet Star Wars style

Over the years I must have seen more than a thousand start-ups, most of them in cleantech. One of the patterns I discovered is a phenomenon I call ‘Saving the Planet Star Wars Style’. It sounds cool, but can in fact mean the beginning of the end for many promising entrepreneurs. Let me explain. Great news:… Read more »

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